Its here!!! Well…


In honor of my debut releasing today, I’m offering a $15 GC from either Amazon, B&N, MuseItUp, or Book Depository.  Just tell me what all 7 seven themes were during the week and on my actual release day just write them in the comment section.  Easy peasy.  Good luck!

OMG!!!!  I found out yesterday that my debut was already on Amazon and people were buying it!  Woot!!!  I’m still in shock.

Since I’m a bad newbie author, I’ve never shared an excerpt from the book so here goes:

Excerpt (PG-13 for language)

“What’s a girl like you doing at a bar like this?” he asked.

Her voice was a purr, like a cat well satisfied with its stolen pitcher of cream. “I’m looking for someone special.”

Hoping that she meant him he asked, “Did you find him yet?”

“Maybe.” The glint in her eye told him he was definitely in the running.  However, I’m not looking to hook up with just any old cowboy.  He must be able to go the full eight seconds and come back for more.”  She eyed him from head to toe.  “Think you can handle that?”

Oh, I can most definitely handle you sweetheart.

Not wanting to seem too eager he replied, “I’m not sure but I’m willing to try.”

“Do or do not.  There is no try.”  He struggled not to let his grin escape.  The fact that she was trying to seduce him made his dick twitch.

“Let’s just say I’m looking to burn off some pent up frustration. A little excess energy.  And I’ve got plenty to burn.”

The way she shivered at his words, he knew he almost had her.  He winked as she licked her crimson lips and blew out a small breath.  Damn what this woman is doing to him.

He pushed her knees apart with his left leg and was rewarded with the amazing scent of her arousal.  The knowledge she was wet for him had him close to going off in his jeans.

Houston, we have lift-off!

“Why don’t you have a seat cowboy and we’ll talk about it.”

She gasped when he shocked her with a brush of his lips against hers; fighting with everything he had not to deepen the kiss.

Patience, patience.

He would play her game for the moment but sooner or later, she would be his.  Tied up and begging for more.

He asked her, “Now about that eight second ride?”

So what do you think?  Trust me, its gets hotter!  If you are reading today’s post, thank you.  The contest will run until January 4th.  My author links and the buy links are listed below.

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10 thoughts on “Its here!!! Well…

  1. Harlie,
    CONGRATULATIONS! Loved, loved, loved the pg13 excerpt. Oh my, I can only imagine what the adult version contains. Thank you for sharing. I’m very happy that my daughter gave me an Amazon gift card for Christmas. Looking forward to reading this book. I’m on Goodreads. I enjoy rating & leaving my thoughts on the book. Plus, it’s the only place that can help me keep track of books I’ve read (says 300 this year) & it keeps track of my TBRs. I wish you the best on this book’s release & continued success!


  2. Here’s my guess of themes: lack of excitement for release, self promotion, how to talk about your book (fear of rejection), social media (fb & twitter), blogs, loops, it’s here! the first excerpt. Congrats again.


  3. Woot woot! Congratulations! Grabbed my copy when I saw your email about it being out early 🙂

    Themes: Lacking excitement, promoting yourself, talking about your book, social media, blogging, networking groups, debut day with excerpt 🙂


  4. Congrats Harlie. So excited for you.

    Themes were:
    Day 1 – Depression
    Day 2 – Coming out to your community that you write romance books
    Day 3 – What to tell the in-laws about your new book
    Day 4 – Social Media
    Day 5 – Blogging
    Day 6 – Yahoo Loops
    Day 7 – Thank You

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at


  5. Congrats.
    Day1: Depression
    Day2: what all to say to your friends about your book
    Day 3: Supportive and Unsupportive family
    Day 4: Social Media presence and its importance
    Day5: Blogging
    Day6: yahoo loops
    Day7: Thank You

    I’m looking forward to reading the book and will be purchasing it shortly.


  6. Day1: You need a kitten to cheer you up
    Day2: Revealing your writing to those who might not approve
    Day 3: The unpredicatability of family support
    Day 4: Your marketing footprint
    Day5: Writing that doesn’t count
    Day6: more writing that doesn’t count
    Day7: The beginning of Marketing hell, you’ll have no time to write anymore.

    Jeez, I can’t behave even when $15 is up for grabs.


  7. Thank you for all of the interesting posts, it was interesting to hear about your journey. How thrilling for you to be able to see your book on Amazon, congratulations again, may it be the first of many!

    Day 1: Depression (and pre-Christmas blues)
    Day 2: The delicate task of describing what you have written when dealing with a conservative audience
    Day 3: Dealing with the family’s reaction
    Day 4: FB & Twitter and your experience
    Day 5: Acknowledging the importance of blogging for those of us who don’t use social media
    Day 6: Horrific experiences with yahoo loops
    Day 7: Gratitude


  8. Love to read your book, sound like my kind of book. Hope it sells big time!
    Day 1. Depression
    Day 2. Conservatism
    Day 3. Accomplishment and/or Rejection
    Day 4. Social Media
    Day 5. Blogging
    Day 6. Loops on Yahoo
    Day 7. Thank You!

    Donna Harris


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